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Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

4.1 Average of 15 ratings

Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Average of 3 reviews




Instructions:

Step 1

Make 3 3/4 cups of buttercream icing:

• Tint 3/4 cup gray

• Tint 3/4 cup blue

• Tint 1/2 cup red

• Tint 1/4 cup yellow

• Tint 3/4 cup black

• Reserve 1/2 cup white

Step 2

Decorate in numerical order:

Trace pan shape on cake board. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Position cake on board. Ice sides, background areas, inside edges of cab and bumper, and inside of mouth smooth with white buttercream icing.

Step 3

Use tip 3 and black buttercream icing to pipe outline following pan.

Step 4

Use tip 5 and gray buttercream icing to pipe in wheels. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 5

Use tip 5 and blue buttercream icing to pipe in wheel caps. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 6

Use tip 5 and red buttercream icing to pipe in hitch. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch

Step 7

Use tip 5 and white buttercream icing to pipe in eyes. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 8

Use tip 5 and black buttercream icing to pipe in connector, pupils, eyebrows, inside bumper pads and inside of lights. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 9

Use tip 16 and blue buttercream icing to pipe stars for cab.

Step 10

Use tip 16 and black buttercream icing to pipe stars for roof and underside of train.

Step 11

Use tip 16 and gray buttercream icing to pipe stars for face and underside of cab.

Step 12

Use tip 16 and red buttercream to pipe stars for bumper

Step 13

Use tip 3 and black buttercream icing to overpipe brows.

Step 14

Use tip 12 and black buttercream icing to pipe top edge of roof and ring on bumper pads.

Step 15

Use tip 12 and yellow buttercream icing to pipe outside edge of lights.

Step 16

Use tip 1 and white buttercream icing to pipe eye highlight and connector hole.